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Marking the invitation to Michelangelo Frammartino as guest of honor at L’immagine e la parola (12-13 March 2022), Locarno will again host a film workshop: eight young filmmakers, selected via a worldwide call for entries, will each make a short film based on their reflections on the activation of the viewer’s role in a work of cinema.
The workshop “Lets make something” will get under way during L’immagine e la parola itself, providing an opportunity for eight filmmakers from around the world to explore and learn about the Canton Ticino, with the invaluable guidance of an artist such as Frammartino, a tutor and teacher of directing at CISA, noted for his careful observation of the link between the inhabitants of a territory and their environmental and cultural context.
The young filmmakers selected will conceive and make their short films in a theoretical and practical workshop in which Frammartino will develop the concept of images that are not “just” pictures but instead aspire to the status of “things” (hence the title Let’s make something!).
The resulting eight short features will be shown at the 75th edition of the Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August 2022).
Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 in Milan, to parents originally from the small town of Caulonia, in Calabria. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and later film at Milan’s Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti. He began working in the field of video art, making video installations. In 2003 he made his debut full-length feature, The Gift, set in his parents’ birthplace and presented at Locarno and Rotterdam. In 2010 he wrote and directed Le quattro volte, presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and in 2013 made the cinematic installation Trees for the opening of MOMA’s new PS1 center in New York. In 2021 he presented his third full-length feature, The Hole, with cinematography by Renato Berta, in competition at the 78th Venice Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.
Applications are invited from candidates who:
are young filmmakers (age limit 35) who have attended or are attending a film school and/or already possess advanced training in filmmaking;
have made at least one short film screened in public;
are fluent in English;
are available to attend in person throughout the workshop.
For reasons of health security, participants in the Spring Academy must be in possession of a COVID certificate showing full vaccination or recovery status, valid for the duration of the workshop.
Send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching the following documents:
Portfolio / CV in PDF format
Digital photo (portrait)
Letter of motivation (max 2,000 characters with spaces) in PDF format
Subject line of your e-mail: Name Surname – Spring Academy 2022
Deadline for applications: Monday 17 January 2022 (23:59 CET).
The selection process will end on 2 February 2022. On or before that date, all applicants will receive an e-mail informing them as to whether their application has been accepted or rejected.
Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take part within the timeframe indicated in the email. By confirming their intention to take part they accept the obligation to pay the participation fee by 7 February 2022.
The organizers reserve the right to replace any applicant selected who does not confirm their intention to take part or who fails to pay the participation fee in due time or who is unable to show they are in possession of a valid COVID certificate.
The participation fee of CHF 1,500.00 (Swiss francs) includes:
workshop with tutoring by Michelangelo Frammartino, from 11 through 20 March;
provision by CISA of necessary technical equipment and logistical support;
consultancy on locations, casting and extras (for fiction subjects) by the Ticino Film Commission;
accommodation in twin room shared with another occupant (including breakfast and visitor tax) from 11 March (check-in) to 21 March (check-out);
lunch and dinner from 11 through 20 March (21 March will be the day of departure);
accreditation for the 75th Locarno Film Festival (3 – 13 August 2022);
accommodation for 10 nights, from 3 to 13 August 2022 at the Festival BaseCamp (8-bed dormitories – shared bathrooms).
The participation fee does not cover:
organization and cost of travel to and from Locarno;
alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and any other extras not included in the menu for lunch and dinner.
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